Conservative care is growing more popular as an option for treating musculoskeletal pain and ailments.
What Is Conservative Care?
Conservative care is a way of treating neck pain, back pain, and other spinal conditions with non-invasive, non-surgical treatment— i.e. through chiropractic adjustments and techniques, physical therapy, and injections or medications. These methods are meant to rehabilitate and alleviate pain in the affected areas.
Reasons Why You Should Choose Conservative Care
Did you know that lower back pain treatment by a chiropractor costs 20% less than lower back treatment by a medical doctor? This according to a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, that had open access to medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic.
Well-Rounded Approach Equals Positive Outcomes
Multiple studies have shown that a well-rounded methodology of treatment of musculoskeletal injury— including soft tissue treatment, joint manipulation, and physical therapy— lead to better patient outcomes than use of medication and conventional medicine alone.
Low Risk of Negative Side Effects
Chiropractic care and physical therapy provide both short-term pain relief and long-term benefits with a very low risk of negative side effects. The most common side effect is typically muscle soreness that subsides within 24 hours before a patient experiences relief from the symptoms ailing them.